Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology
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Programme Overview


IUMW’s Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology is concerned with the scientific development of knowledge about human behavior and thought. Intensive analysis training and critical skills are taught with the intent of producing graduates who are competent from every angle.

Our programme integrates research and hands-on expertise to produce high performing professional practitioners ready to take up roles in contemporary health and social sciences practices. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, techniques and ethics that are relevant in today’s working environment. The programme also produces students who are aware of the sustainable issues that are pertinent in the field of psychology.

With a wide range of applications from industry to commerce, education, health and social services, our bachelor’s degree in psychology can serve as a foundation for a whole variety of different careers.

Malaysian Students
  • Pass in STPM, with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any two (2) subjects; OR
  • Any qualifications equivalent to Diploma; OR
  • Matriculation/Foundation qualification with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00, or any equivalent qualification; OR
  • Pass UEC with minimum of Grade B in at least five (5) subjects; AND
  • Minimum Credit in Mathematics AND Physics or Chemistry or Biology or General Science AND minimum pass in English in SPM; OR
  • Fulfil other entry requirements that are recognised by the University Senate; AND
  • Pass IUMW English Placement Test
International Students
  • A Level with 2 Principal passes or equivalent, recognised by Malaysian Government or fulfil any other entry requirements that are recognised by the University Senate; AND
  • Minimum Credit in Mathematics AND Physics or Chemistry or Biology or General Science in O Level AND minimum pass in English in O Level; AND
  • Pass IELTS with minimum Band 5, or TOEFL with a minimum score of 500.
English Competency Requirements
All international students are bound to the English Competency requirement set by the University and the Malaysian Qualification Agency except those who are:
  • From countries where English is the official language; OR
  • From an academic institution which uses English as its main medium of instruction.
    • English for Research Writing
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Theories of Personality and Individual Differences
    • Lifespan Development I
    • Hubungan Etnik
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
    • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Student)
    • Lifespan Development II
    • Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology
    • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
    • Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia
    • Co-Curriculum 1
    • Malaysian Studies 3 (International Student)
    • Statistics in Psychology
    • Biopsychology
    • Sensation and Perception
    • Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
    • Co-Curriculum 2
    • Professionalism and Ethics in Psychology
    • Experimental Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Psychological Testing
    • History and Systems of Psychology
    • *Educational Psychology
    • *Psychology of Ageing
    *Choose any ONE (1) elective
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Motivation and Emotion
    • Research Project I
    • Malaysian Economics
    • Research Project II
    • Current Issues in Psychology
    • Social Psychology
    • Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • *Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapies
    • *Positive Psychology
    • *Health Psychology
    • *Transpersonal Psychology
    • *Marriage and Family Systems
    • *Clinical Psychology
    • Industrial Training
    *Choose any THREE (3) electives

Assessments are both formative and summative, with students presented with multiple opportunities throughout the programme to improve their critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills, while also demonstrating their acquisition of important discipline knowledge. Assessment methods will usually include; quizzes, research reports, presentations, literature reviews, tests, exams, essays, designing experiments, research projects, a research thesis, and one internship.

For MPU, core and elective modules, assessments are 60% assignment based and 40% final examination. For Research Project 1 & 2 and industrial training, assessments are 100% assignment based.

Students are expected to undergo six (6) semesters and one industrial training (12 weeks), which amounts to 125 credit hours.

Malaysian Students

Total fees: RM60,800

International Students

Total fees: RM69,525

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  • Psychology Lecturer
  • Career Counsellor
  • Human Resource Executive
  • Sales and Marketing executive
  • Childcare Worker
  • Social Service Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Market Researcher
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Community Service Manager
  • Health Educator